Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Geology and Geography
This study was undertaken in an effort to reconstruct the development history of the Gassaway dome in Braxton county, West Virginia. Several different analyses were performed to answer questions regarding the timing of the growth of the structure, and mechanisms responsible for the location and shape of the structure.;Interpretation of seismic line CNR-G1 reveals a fan-like distribution of faults (in cross-section), characteristic of strike-slip related positive flower structures. Structure and isopach maps constructed from several hundred wells throughout the study area help constrain the aerial extent of the Gassaway structure, defining it as a dome rather than an anticline. Well log data were used to construct stratigraphic cross-sections in an attempt to identify growth related thinning which could be correlated with features seen in the seismic data. 2D seismic models were constructed to evaluate possible fault patterns that could give the Gassaway dome its appearance in seismic data.
Viso, Richard Ford, "Sequential development of the Gassaway structure in Braxton County, West Virginia" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 973.